From great beaches to perfect properties, enthralling adventure to intriguing destinations, family holidays to Corsica are as popular as ever.
It’s safe to say that when you visit Corsica it will capture your heart. With its breathtaking scenery, appetising cuisine and thriving culture, a visit to Corsica caters for everyone including families. With 1,000km of coastline boasting close to 200 beaches, and only just over two hours away from the UK, you’re closer than you think to be able to explore all the best bits of the island with your family.
So that’s why we want to share our experiences and fond memories of this remarkable country with you, plus some tips for activities for the kids, so maybe one day you can make some memories of your own.
Suzanne Brown, Commercial Team
"I’ve been to Corsica a few times now with my family, one of the main reasons we keep coming back is the beautiful safe beaches. My favourite is Santa Giulia Beach about 15 minutes from Porto Vecchio. Car parking spaces are somewhat limited to the northern side of the beach so better to approach from one of the southern roads leading off the N19."
Natalie Ford, Yield Manager
"I was in the south this year, villa - Casa Di Pruno, and went on a lovely short boat trip around Bonifacio (45 mins) - and then spent the rest of the evening walking around Bonifacio."
Charlotte Eames, Product Manager
"We stayed in Olmeto, on the west coast. we absolutely loved heading down to Propriano in the late afternoon/early evening. The choice of restaurants are great, and the ice-cream shop was a definite favourite of the kids! Propriano is also home to a great beach, so is ideal for a whole day out, and when staying near Olmeto in villas Kallisté or Bumortu, its only 20 minutes drive."
Ellen Thompson, Accounts Manager
"I’ve been to Corsica a few times, but this year was the first time with my daughter. We staryed in Casa di l'Olivu, and having a villa was a big plus, self-catering is so much easier with children, and we didn’t have to worry about the noise volume or the splash factor in the swimming pool.
As always, the beaches were the most popular activity, our favourite being Plage de la Folaca, just south of Palombaggia beach close to Porto Vecchio, crystal-clear water and a very gently sloping seabed made it perfect for our pre-schooler to have fun without being out of her depth, add in a few restaurants and an ice-cream stand and it was very easy to spend the whole day here.
When the sun got too much in the middle of the day, we enjoyed visiting the nearby towns - a lot of them had carousels which was lovely (and only €1 a go!) and we enjoyed stopping for a drink and yet more ice cream.
A boat trip from Bonifacio went down well too, it wasn’t too expensive and only lasted an hour which was good for shorter attention spans; there is also a playground right near the dock, so our daughter had fun while we waited to board the boat, much better than standing around in a queue. Just driving around the island is an activity in itself, with roads hugging the coast as you weave up and down mountains there is never a dull view – no complaints of “I’m bored” from the back seat here! "
Plage de la Folaca
Activities which are great for children, from younger to older…
Pony and donkey rides
Available in many different locations on the island, children can take a trek along the beach or through the maquis.
Located just to the north of Ajaccio, Corsica is home to the largest tortoise sanctuary, where you can find over 150 species of tortoise and turtle.
Corsica offers a range of water sports for you to try, such as windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking.
Swing through the treetops
with rope swings, monkey bridges and cables through the treetops, the mountains of Corsica will keep older children occupied for hours.
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